Rob McIntyre

Biography

As a retired teacher/headmaster, I now live in a village called Riebeek Kasteel, in the fruit, wheat and olive growing region of the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

While I was still in teaching, my wife and I, together with teachers and parent volunteers, ran many children's camps. These involved swimming, hiking, abseiling, sand skiing, orienteering, and studies such as tidal zone ecology, alien vegetation, the night sky etc etc. These camps allowed the children to interact with the teachers in a more informal situation than usually exists in the classroom, and resulted in a happy, relaxed atmosphere in school too.

My wife and I have four granddaughters and two grandsons, who take up a fair amount of our time, and certainly help to keep us young. They are all home schooled, and getting a wonderfully wide and complete education as a result.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
When I retired from teaching, I was invited to join a writing team producing English literacy programs for use in schools. After six years of doing this, I began to find it very prescriptive. I needed more freedom to express myself. Writing as an indie author gives me this freedom.
How do you approach cover design?
I like a cover that provides a lead-in to the content of the book. I also like colorful covers which will stand out.
Read more of this interview.

Books

A Little School On A Farm In Africa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,340. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A Little School on a Farm in Africa This book describes four idyllic years spent running a little farm school in Africa. You will get to know the children, the farming community and the hilarious goings on that helped to make my time there so memorable.

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